Peter Kiel is a Partner in Ellison Schneider Harris & Donlan. His practice specializes in water and natural resources law, with an emphasis in California water right permitting and litigation, and water policy and legislation. Peter regularly practices before the State Water Resources Control Board in matters pertaining to water right permitting, water transfers, and enforcement and compliance. He assists electric generating facilities to acquire and maintain water supplies. He provides water right and regulatory permitting advice to vineyards in Napa, Mendocino, and Sonoma counties. Peter has extensive experience in California Environmental Quality Act compliance. Peter also defends citizen suits brought under the federal Endangered Species Act. Before becoming an attorney, Peter worked as an environmental scientist and consultant.